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Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. This is a second shift position, from 2pm - 10:30 pm. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriente...
DELIVER happiness. Temporary Drivers Needed! We know what you want in a job. Kelly Services® is now hiring seasonal delivery drivers for assignments with FedEx Ground®. Don't miss your chance to join one of the world's most recognized companies in delivering joy to people across the country every day. Requirements: 21 years or older 1 year of business-related driving exp strongly pref'd Minimum of...
Truck Driver POSITION SUMMARY Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a straight truck to transport and deliver goods or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Depending on customer needs, may be required to manually unload truck. May require use of manual or electric walk-behind pallet jack. Requires commercial drivers' license with Haz Mat endorsement. Benefits for full-time employees i...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
DC Department Supervisor Full Time – Cranbury, NJ Associates in a DC Department Supervisor position will lead an hourly team to do the fast paced work required to run the distribution center as efficiently, safely and productively as possible. They will ensure orders are selected, packaged, loaded, and dispatched safely, timely, efficiently and economically, and that proper records are maint...
ATK Aerospace is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies....
ATK in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Buyer II. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, ATK Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical a...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within paramete...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. SUMMARY: The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for the leadership of the warehouse and transportation processes for the com...
NOTE: Overlapping Shift - 10 AM to 7 or 8 PM - Monday - Friday Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and mai...
Responsible for general duties involving physical handling of product, materials, supplies and equipment. - Maintain orderly and clean work area in compliance with Company safety and sanitation requirements. - Operate industrial power equipment - Restock and replenish as appropriate. - Perform general maintenance. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Fill ...
The goals for this role will be to organize, grow, manage and motivate the Market Unit Field function teams, develop and implement processes to enhance cross-enterprise integration. This leader will directly lead the Market Unit's Distribution Center Leads with accountability for Delivery, Warehousing and DSD planning, Customer Service, DOT & Regulatory Compliance, OSHA, Labor Negotiations & Produ...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in space. Job Description: ATK Aerospace Systems is currently recruiting for a Buyer at our Bacchus, UT location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the...
NOTE: Tuesday - Saturday work week. Hours: 9 AM to 7 PM Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain p...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
The Full Service Supervisor directly manages and supervises the daily activities of Full Service Drivers, ensuring Driver productivity and route schedule adherence. -Perform all of the daily functions associated with managing Full Service Route personnel such as issuing keys, money bags, change funds, accountability summary reviews, route reviews, etc. (If no Analyst is available the supervisor i...

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